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The Resource Courting disaster : how the CIA kept America safe and how Barack Obama is inviting the next attack, Marc A. Thiessen

Courting disaster : how the CIA kept America safe and how Barack Obama is inviting the next attack, Marc A. Thiessen

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Courting disaster : how the CIA kept America safe and how Barack Obama is inviting the next attack
Title
Courting disaster
Title remainder
how the CIA kept America safe and how Barack Obama is inviting the next attack
Statement of responsibility
Marc A. Thiessen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Courting disaster shows how America's dedicated intelligence professionals went head-to-head with the world's most dangerous terrorists, and won--only to have Barack Obama expose America's secrets to the enemy, endorse smears against our intelligence officers, and put them at risk of prosecution for defending our country. As chief speechwriter for President Bush, Marc Thiessen had unprecedented access to some of the most sensitive intelligence our government possessed on al Qaeda. He has since spent countless hours interviewing the men and women involved in the interrogations at every level--from Vice President Dick Cheney to the interrogators themselves. What he reveals is a thoroughly documented account of just how close we came to suffering follow-on 9/11 attacks, how so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" were directly responsible for unearthing the actionable intelligence that foiled them, and the extraordinary measures the Bush administration took to stay well within the bounds of what was not only legally but morally right.--From publisher description
Awards note
New York Times Best Sellers, 2010.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.1273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
T453 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Courting disaster : how the CIA kept America safe and how Barack Obama is inviting the next attack, Marc A. Thiessen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [443]-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Sheikh Osama warned you" -- "Hell, yes!" -- "How could the CIA be so stupid?" -- "You must do this for all the brothers" -- "You did the right thing" -- Tough, not torture -- "Absolute evil?" -- "Hard choices" -- "Double agents" -- "I want to go back to Guantanamo" -- Throat-slitters, not sheep herders -- "A present for Obama" -- Courting disaster -- "You've got a harder job" -- The trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Control code
ocm430839952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
484 pages
Isbn
9781596986039
Lccn
2009053965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)430839952
  • (Sirsi) a1034360
Label
Courting disaster : how the CIA kept America safe and how Barack Obama is inviting the next attack, Marc A. Thiessen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [443]-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Sheikh Osama warned you" -- "Hell, yes!" -- "How could the CIA be so stupid?" -- "You must do this for all the brothers" -- "You did the right thing" -- Tough, not torture -- "Absolute evil?" -- "Hard choices" -- "Double agents" -- "I want to go back to Guantanamo" -- Throat-slitters, not sheep herders -- "A present for Obama" -- Courting disaster -- "You've got a harder job" -- The trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Control code
ocm430839952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
484 pages
Isbn
9781596986039
Lccn
2009053965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)430839952
  • (Sirsi) a1034360

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